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by deising
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Plumbing tubing
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: Plumbing tubing

I have never had to look at the plumbing back there, but keep in mind that our boats are usually set up for flushing the toilet with fresh water (there is a raw water option/seacock on ours, as well). It might be that they wanted to ensure that no particulate could foul up the solenoid valve that le...
by deising
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: ICW Northbound-newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: ICW Northbound-newbie

I agree that the NJ ICW is not recommended. Even with our boats' shallow draft, it was challenging when we did it a few years ago, and it is very slow.

Good luck with your trip.
by deising
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: PDQ General Forum
Topic: upper helm gps monitor shutting down
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: upper helm gps monitor shutting down

Our upper helm chartplotter display has done the same thing once or twice. It is not a good feeling, especially when you really need it right then. Our E120 Raymarine units already have a known problem where the driver circuit for the backlight display goes bad (getting dimmer and dimmer and then un...
by deising
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: OVEN ALTERNATIVE
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: OVEN ALTERNATIVE

We use the LG convection/microwave in convection mode once in a while, usually to make pizza or cobbler or something quick. I would not want to roast a turkey in there. With our use, the heat has not been a problem. Don't leave the plastic splash cover in the oven while it preheats. It makes a littl...
by deising
Wed May 30, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM

Jim,

You should be able to take the cover off the shifter, and you can see a lot from the bottom by opening the electrical panel door wide open. I have never had need to inspect mine, but that is the first thing I would do. See if you can find something obviously wrong and go from there.

Good luck!
by deising
Tue May 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: DISENGAGE TRANSMISSION AND CAN'T SHIFT STARBOARD SHIFTER AT THE LOWER HELM

Jim,

Our 2006 model does not have any knobs on the sides of the shifter. Perhaps if you tell us what year and hull number you have, someone can help you.
by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Yanmar fuel economy
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Yanmar fuel economy

This one is by former owner, Henry Clews:

http://www.snodoglog.com/Performance.html
by deising
Mon May 21, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: flybridge supply Breaker?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: flybridge supply Breaker?

If our flybridge supply breaker is not on, we get no power to the chartplotter. I used to turn it on and off, but forgot it too many times, so now I just leave it on.
by deising
Wed May 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Looking for solar panels

Hi, Gerry. Glad you are getting things together and we appreciate all the follow-up. I am still confused how the extra battery monitor is going to monitor both your start batteries. First, how would one monitor work on two separate batteries? Second, monitors are usually reserved for batteries that ...
by deising
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: FORWARD FUEL TANK LEAKING

I can't help you with your question, but want to wish you luck with the repair and hope you will keep the forum informed of your experience and outcome. It is possible many of the rest of the fleet will face this problem at some point.
by deising
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Looking for solar panels
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Looking for solar panels

Gerry, I have just a few comments/questions: 1. Adding a good PV system is a nice addition to the boat. You then have five independent charging sources - shore power/charger, generator/charger, two engine alternators, and the solar panels. Note that if your inverter/charger fails, you are down to th...
by deising
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Glades hauled our boat just fine with inches to spare. If you insist your beam is 17 feet, then they will say no. Our beam is less than 17 feet by about 2 inches. The secondary key is whether you want a DIY yard or a full service yard where they allow no one to work on their own boats.
by deising
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Flyer,

I did not consider Riviera Marina as I had quite a few fellow boaters tell me to stay far away from there. I think I will visit there (close to our home) and check it out for myself when the time comes around again.

Thanks for the prompt.
by deising
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Fort Myers area Boatyard
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Fort Myers area Boatyard

Tom, I gather from your post that you are not interested in a DIY yard, but I will post this in case anyone else can use the info. I was surprised to learn that none of the DIY yards near Punta Gorda could handle our beam (it missed by just a few inches). I finally found the nearest one that could h...
by deising
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: PDQ Powercat Forum
Topic: Managing heat in engine compartment
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Managing heat in engine compartment

Mac, following your sound logic, you would need to have a vent at the front of the engine space (ideally close to the alternator) and then draw the air through. That would likely do the job, but obviate the sound-deadening. On many high-end alternators with external regulation, you can set the maxim...

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